MTI Cares 2020 Bowl-A-Thon – POSTPONED

The MTI Cares Bowl-a-Thon to support the Food 4 Thought Initiative! has been postponed until the public health emergency is lifted. Thank you to all of the sponsors who provided cash or in-kind donations for the event, it will be put to good use for our community.

Please consider supporting Food4TI to help those in need during this difficult time.

MTI Cares, the community outreach committee for Madison Teachers Inc., is partnering with the Food 4 Thought Initiative (Food4TI) for our 7th Annual Bowl-a-Thon (and Silent Auction).

Food4TI currently supports food pantries at five Madison schools and needs support to keep them stocked!.  Food4TI also runs “Thea’s Table” a weekend based food program that works with MMSD school social workers to help provide weekend meals for homeless or at risk families; currently serving over 70 families in need.  As education professionals we encounter this need in our schools every day and are excited to partner with Food4TI to help address this problem.

We continue to seek sponsors for this event along with donated items or services for the silent auction.

Start getting your team of 3-5 bowlers together.  We ask that each team raise a minimum of $20 per bowler.

The Bowl-A-Thon and Silent Auction are postponed until further notice. Thank you to Village Lanes in Monona for agreeing to host our event.

Team registration and bidding starts at 11:30!

Sign-up your team today!
Sign Up – Link

Team Registration:  We ask that teams consist of 3-6 bowlers.  Each team should have a team captain. A team does not need to consist of MTI Members.  MMSD Administrators, BOE Members and friends of MTI have sponsored teams in the past.  Feel free to join us.

Support the Silent Auction – Information!
To donate an item to the silent auction or for more information please contact or (608) 257-0491.

This will be a family friendly event. Each team will occupy one lane.  Bowling fees are $6 per bowler that covers shoe rental and 3 games.  We are asking that each bowler attempt to raise $20 from pledges (friends, family, co-workers, etc.).

  • Pledge form to track your donations

Once again, we’re looking for sponsors and donations from local businesses and labor unions. If you know someone that would be willing to sponsor or want to sponsor this event, please see this link:

Sponsor Form for the Bowl-a-Thon – Complete and Return

Donate directly to the Food For Thought Initiative online
(Food4TI c/o The River Food Pantry)

Make sure you click the comment box to make the donation on behalf of MTI Cares.

Or mail checks to:

Food for Thought Initiative,
c/o The River Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Rd.
Madison, WI 53704


The MTI Cares Committee is also seeking volunteers to help out both prior to and on the day of the Bowl-A-Thon. If you’re interested in helping out, contact Jeff Knight ( / (608) 257-0491).

Be a Bowl-A-Thon Volunteer

Food 4 Thought Initiative works to alleviate hunger among Madison area school students and their families. Food4TI provides school-based meals for students to prevent hunger from impairing learning, behavior, or the ability to attend and focus at school. Teachers understand this need all too well, with some of our schools at 70-80% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch.

Thanks to generous contributions from local labor and business sponsors, participants, and countless donors, MTI Cares has raised over $75,000 for child centered non-profits in the past six years. Thanks to MTI and many important community donors, our last charity organization, Briarpatch, was able to open a shelter for homeless and unaccompanied teens on October 1, 2015. MTI Cares has partnered with Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, to raise both awareness and funding support for their work with children who are victims of abuse or witnesses to a crime.

Special thanks goes to the MTI Cares Committee who drives much of the fundraising and pushes to get things done!

You can find a list of our previous Bowl-A-Thon sponsors at this link (MTI Bowl-a-Thon Sponsors).  Thanks MTI!  You show time and time again through your tireless dedication to Madison’s children, that you care!